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by Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 — 437,00 €
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The Eames Fiberglass and Eames Plastic Chairs are among the most famous chairs of the 20th century. In 2019, Vitra re-released another Eames icon, and this winter has a special offer for all Eames fans: order six Eames shell chairs between November 1st 2019 and January 31st 2020 and receive yours favourite version of the Eames Plastic Armchair LAR (unpadded) for free! You can combine colours, versions and materials of the Eames chairs, simply tell us in the comment field at the end of your order which Eames LAR you would like as our gift to you.


Purchase any six Eames Shell Chairs between November 1st 2019 and 31st January 2020, and receive your favourite version of the Eames Plastic Armchair LAR (unpadded) as our gift to you! You can combine colours, versions and materials of the Eames chairs, simply tell us in the comment field at the end of your order which Eames LAR you desire.


Product type Lounge chair (free gift with the purchase of 6 Eames shell chairs)

Dimensions in mm
Colours Schalenfarben
12 Tiefschwarz
56 Granitgrau
48 Forest
42 Grün
34 Senf
26 Sunlight
43 Rostorange
03 Rot (poppy red)
41 Zartrosé
11 Kieselstein
24 Hellgrau
23 Eisgrau
04 Weiß

Beschichtet basic dark
Beschichtet basic dark

Material Seat shell: Through-dyed polypropylene
Base: Steel wire with bracing
Variants Optionally available with chrome plated or coated base

All Eames LAR variants can be found here - all you have to do is choose!

Tell us your desired shell and base colour at the end of your order in the comments box.
Function & Properties Not stackable
Suitable for outdoors (version with base in coated basic dark)
Care For cleaning a soft, damp cloth and a mild, neutral detergent are recommended.
Awards & Museum MoMA, New York
Zertifikate EN 13761 (Office furniture - Visitors chairs)
EN 1728 (Furniture - Seating)
Nachhaltigkeit The Vitra Eames LAR is:
100% recyclable
contains up to 14% recycled material

Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)

Since June 1st 2019 Vitra has offered a take-back program: Eames Fiberglass Chairs and Eames Plastic Chairs, which are no longer required, can be returned to Vitra.
Warranty 24 months
Product family Eames Shell Chairs

Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 7,3 MB).


Should the answers to your questions not be found here, our service team can be contacted Mon-Fri, 8 am to 6 pm via +49 341 2222 88 22.

How much weight can a Vitra Eames LAR support?

The Vitra Eames LAR meets the "GS" test standards and is tested up to 110 kg. The way in which the chair is used is also important. Swinging, for example, causes a higher strain which can reduce the chairs lifetime.

Can upholstery be added to a non-upholstered seat shell?

The Hopsack seat cushion is fixed to the seat shell with screws. For both the Eames Side Chair and Eames Armchairs seat cushions can be ordered from Vitra, attaching this does however require special tools and is a job for specially trained technicians. As an alternative smow offer cushions from Parkhaus which have been specially created to fit the Eames Plastic Chair series.

Are the chairs suitable for outdoor use?

Only the powder coated bases are suitable for outdoor use. The seat shell is made of through-dyed polypropylene, and special additives slow down colour fading due to UV radiation. Nevertheless, Vitra recommends not to expose the chairs to the sun longer than necessary. If the chair is left unused in the outdoor area, it is recommended to lean the chair diagonally against the table so that the water can drain on the seat. Felt glides are not suitable for outdoor use. The padded versions are not suitable for outdoor use.

How is the seat height measured?

The seat height is determined according to the European Standard EN 1335-1. This states that the chair is clamped in a special tester and loaded with a weight. The dimensions are then determined in the loaded state. The seat height is measured at a defined point in the seat area in the loaded condition. The stated seat height cannot be measured with a conventional measuring device, rather is a normalised comparison value so that different chairs (for example, with and without height adjustment, or with varying thickness of seat cushion, etc.) can be compared with one another.

How do I recognise an original Eames Plastic Chair?

On the underside of the seat shell, the material marking PP indicates the polypropylene used for the shell, a seal certifies the safety of the chair and a sticker indicates the place of manufacture and serial number. In addition, Vitra always supplies the original fully assembled.

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